Advisory Boards & Commissions

The City Council appoints community representatives to a variety of boards and commissions to serve in an advisory capacity to the City Council. City Board and Commission members review and make recommendations on issues related to land use, zoning, social services, parks, library services,  historical matters, and diversity, equity, and inclusion measures.

The City records and retains meeting records for city-sponsored advisory boards and commissions. Some board meeting records are maintained by other jurisdictions or organizations. Select the various board and commission links below to view meeting agendas, minutes, and past meeting recordings.


Boards and Commission Standards, Protocols and Ground Rules

As a representative of the City and ambassador of our community, members of Lacey’s Boards and Commissions are expected to have common and consistent standards, protocols, and ground rules, similar to those that are used by the City Council. The Boards and Commission Standards, Protocols, and Ground Rules Handbook provides a comprehensive resource guide for Board and Commission members.


Interested in taking an active role in Lacey government?

Residents help shape the future of the Lacey community by serving in advisory capacities to the City Council. The Board of Park Commissioners, Library Board, and Historical Commission also include opportunities for Youth Council representatives.

All advisory board meetings are open to the public. Learn more about each advisory board below.

If you are interested in serving, please fill out the online application, or contact the City Manager’s Office at (360) 491-3214.

Current Advisory Board Openings:

Planning Commission

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee


Lacey Advisory Boards and Commissions

Board of Park Commissioners

Responsibilities

The 6-member Lacey Board of Park Commissioners, comprised of five general commissioners and one youth representative, plans for the acquisition and development of all parks and trail systems within the city. The board also offers recommendations to the City Council regarding planning, acquisition, construction, development, maintenance, and operation of Lacey’s public recreation facilities and recreational programs. The board selects its own chairperson from its membership.

Meetings

1st Wednesday of each month at 5:30PM.

Capital Area Regional Public Facilities District Board

Responsibilities

The Capital Area Regional Public Facilities District (PFD), a municipal corporation, is a special taxing district created by Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and Thurston County in 2003.  It finances payments on bonds issued by Lacey and Olympia for construction of two regional event centers, Lacey’s Regional Athletic Complex and Olympia’s Hands On Children’s Museum.

The District is authorized to receive 0.033% of the State share of sales and use tax generated in the four jurisdictions as allowed by RCW 82.14.390.  This legislation authorized the use of State revenue to promote economic development by supporting the construction of certain public facilities in local jurisdictions. 

The PFD apportions this revenue to Lacey and Olympia according to an interlocal agreement.  The two jurisdictions are responsible for financing and project management, ownership and maintenance of the facilities. The tax expires twenty-five years after the date it was first collected in 2003.

A seven member Public Facilities District Board of Directors has fiduciary responsibility for the appropriate use of sales tax revenue it collects and distributes. The Board meets annually to review financial statements and to issue an annual report to the public on the use of those funds.
The elected officials of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and Thurston County appoint the PFD Board members. One member is appointed by each jurisdiction. The remaining three board members are appointed as regional representatives, subject to recommendations from local business and community organizations.  PFD Board members serve four-year staggered terms.  They serve without compensation. 

Meetings

As needed.

Civil Service Commission

Responsibilities

The 3-member Civil Service Commission adopts rules for the regulation of personnel matters and competitive examinations for classified employees of the Lacey Police Department. It also hears appeals arising from the administration of the Civil Service rules and regulations.

Meetings

1st Monday of February, May, August & November at 12:15PM.

Commission on Equity

Responsibilities

The Commission on Equity identifies and addresses issues of inequity through policy improvement, inclusive activities, and educational partnerships.

Meetings

4th Monday of each month at 5:30PM.

Historical Commission

Responsibilities

The Historical Commission provides leadership in raising awareness of Lacey’s history and preservation of local historic resources. The commission guides creation of public education and interpretive programs, encourages conservation of items and properties that are of historic significance, and reviews nominations to the Lacey Register of Historic Places. The 8-member commission is comprised of seven general commissioners and one youth representative, and selects its own chairperson and vice-chairperson from its membership.

Meetings

3rd Wednesday of each month at 6PM.

Law Enforcement Officers & Fire Fighters (LEOFF I) Disability Board

Responsibilities

The 5-member Law Enforcement Officers & Fire Fighters (LEOFF) Disability Board administers LEOFF I benefits and entitlements.

Meetings

Meetings scheduled as needed.

Library Board

Responsibilities

The 6-member Lacey Library Board, comprised of five general members and one youth representative, assists in developing long-range plans for library services in the City of Lacey. The board selects its own chairperson and officers from its membership. Lacey’s Library has one of the highest circulations of the 27 libraries in the 5-county Timberland Regional Library system.

Meetings

2nd Wednesday of 4-5 months a year, as-needed, at 5:30PM.

Planning Commission

Responsibilities

The 9-member Lacey Planning Commission develops recommendations for long-range comprehensive planning goals and policies in the City of Lacey and areas outside the city which may seek annexation.

Meetings

1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5PM.

Thurston Community Media (TCMedia) Board

Responsibilities

Lacey citizens fill one position and one alternate position on the 15-member Thurston Community Media (TCMedia) board. The board sets policy for TCMedia to assist residents and organizations to communicate information and exchange ideas through digital media.

Meetings

2nd Thursday of each month at 5PM.

Youth Council

Responsibilities

Each year the Lacey City Council recruits youth representatives to serve on:

  • The Library Board
  • Parks Board
  • Historical Commission.

The recruitment process typically takes place in early April for appointment to a one-year term beginning in September, with the option of serving an additional one-year term, if desired.

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC)

Responsibilities

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) is charged with annually recommending to the Lacey City Council how to best use lodging tax revenues. The adopted mission statement of the LTAC is “To invest lodging tax revenues in community events and projects that attract the greatest number of visitors and tourism dollars to Lacey.”

Meeting Accommodations

The City provides reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. To request an accommodation or written materials in an alternate format, contact the City Clerk at least seventy-two (72) hours before the meeting to discuss any necessary accommodations. You can reach the City Clerk by phone (360) 486-8704 or email cityclerk@ci.lacey.wa.us. For vision or hearing impaired services contact the Washington State Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

Department Contact
Peri Edmonds, CMC

City Clerk

TEL: 360-486-8704

EMAIL: pedmonds@ci.lacey.wa.us

Department
City Manager

phone: 360-491-3214

Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm